[webkit-dev] Moving to Git
bug.tracking.account at protonmail.com
Wed Feb 20 11:27:04 PST 2019
Sorry, for the anonymous email. I opted for it because the list archives are public and concluded that it's not that useful to reveal my identity for the purposes of this question.
In short, however, I am a graduate student interested in using WebKit for an academic project and thought that I should ask first about the progress on Git migration, since it would be far easier for me to work with WebKit then.
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On Wednesday, February 20, 2019 8:34 PM, Simon Fraser <simon.fraser at apple.com> wrote:
> Are you a WebKit developer? I can't tell from your email.
>> On Feb 20, 2019, at 8:27 AM, Bug Tracker <bug.tracking.account at protonmail.com> wrote:
>> I was curious about the status of the proposal for migrating from SVN to Git (https://trac.webkit.org/wiki/Moving%20to%20Git).
>> The relevant page on the Trac wiki hasn't been updated for over 5 years and since then Git has become much more popular (the de facto standard for new projects, more or less), while:
>> - SVN support is diminishing (e.g. in Xcode).
>> - Git support on Windows is much better than 5 years ago.
>> - It's difficult to find free robust SVN clients / UIs, unlike the plethora of options available for Git.
>> - Most young and relatively new developers (with less than 10 years of experience, like myself) are much more comfortable with Git and maybe have not even used SVN before, so moving to Git could encourage more users and contributors.
>> Is there any progress in this direction?
>> Thank you, in advance!
>> webkit-dev mailing list
>> webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org
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